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Re: “ASU announces $29 million athletic project backed by private booster foundation

The stadium was built in 1974 when Dale Bumpers was governor.

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Posted by Jeff Hankins on 11/20/2017 at 4:54 PM

Re: “Following the money at Arkansas State University; who got improper discounts?

Rutrow: the accrued leave of university employees has cash value.

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Posted by Jeff Hankins on 12/16/2014 at 2:15 PM

Re: “Residencies insufficient for current medical school graduates

A few relevant details that I would like to add:
-- Of those active residency applicants, about 10,000 were international applicants from non-U.S. medical schools. The Medicare program is paying for residencies of international students that might otherwise go to qualified U.S. medical school students such as those at UAMS. 24% of total residencies are filled by international students. This is likely one of the reasons Congress hasn't lifted the cap on residencies.
-- The numbers in the story don't include another 2,500-3,000 osteopathic medicine residencies that exist and would be available to NYIT/A-State medical school graduates. NYIT yesterday had a 100% match for DO residencies.
-- Some MD graduates who don't match choose to wait a year in hopes of getting the program of their choice.
Arkansas State and NYIT are committed to creating new residencies and participating in national efforts to fund them. It's an important national issue, not just an Arkansas issue.

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Posted by Jeff Hankins on 03/22/2014 at 8:50 AM

Re: “ASU med school tuition: $52,000

A few additional facts that I would like to share regarding this post:
-- UAMS tuition for non-Arkansas residents is $43,880 plus fees of $2,300 for a total of just over $46,000 a year.
-- Arkansas State will NOT ask to include medical students in its state general revenue funding formula.
-- According to statistics of the UAMS Class of 2012, there were 55 medical students who accepted residencies in Arkansas and 75 who went out of state. This would indicate the 800 residency slots are not all serving UAMS students.
-- The fact that NYIT sees a collaboration with A-State as a move to increase its stature is a compliment to all of Arkansas. A-State likewise sees value in partnering with the third-largest osteopathic medical school in the country.

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Posted by Jeff Hankins on 03/18/2014 at 3:54 PM

Re: “The University of Arkansas: A law unto itself

Regarding the question to Dr. Welch, Arkansas State University routinely provides this information to the media upon request. For example, Auburn University paid A-State $1.1 million for this year's game.

Posted by Jeff Hankins on 09/16/2013 at 1:09 PM


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